A tapestry of watercolour islands
Indian Ocean holidays offer cerulean waters with gentle waves that lap the shores of some of the world’s most outstanding islands. Laze on talc white beaches or adventure through bursting leafy jungle, snorkel alongside fish as they dart in shocks of orange and yellow or explore the rolling waves via jet ski. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, family or solo, there is an Indian Ocean holiday for everyone.
Indian Ocean holidays start with The Maldives; this destination needs no introduction. Peppering the sea with over 1,000 islands, the country offers the epitome of bliss. Year round sunshine and crystal clear waters make for a perfect honeymoon destination and all inclusive resorts are an ideal family getaway.
The Seychelles’ topography allows for a seamless blend of exploration and relaxation, where pristine beaches and teaming coral reefs fringe the verdant islands. Its amalgamation of cultures provides exquisite cuisine, and you can look forward to indulging in fresh and fragrant dishes.
Luxury holidays in the Indian Ocean are a must for those who want to retreat to paradise. From boutique villas to private islands resorts, serene spas and exquisite restaurants luxury is at the heart of Indian Ocean escapes. Our expert Personal Travel Planners at Sovereign will help you find the ideal hotel for your luxury getaway to the Indian Ocean.
I would recommend adding a private tour to the beginning or end of your stay. There's so much to see in Sri Lanka, but transfers can be quite long from the beach hotels. Private tours are a great way to see the highlights and you'll see so much local life as you drive through villages en route.
You are in for an exotic treat in Mauritius. Dishes come with a variety of Creole, Chinese, French and Indian influences. Being an island, the seafood is, of course, to die for. Creole curries are popular as are spicy, Indian-inspired curries; just ask for an extra dollop of sour cream with them if you prefer to cool things down. To wash it all down, Mauritian rum is right for the job! You can find it in all sorts of delicious flavours, including vanilla and cinnamon.